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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Barra Vieja

Mexico, Guerrero

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 16° 41.294' N
Longitude: 99° 37.789' W

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 Access

From Acapulco City head to Boulevard de las Naciones(towards the airport) then connect to carretera to Barra Vieja (Rd.) Drive for about 2 miles you will get to Bonfil beach area, from Bonfil keep driving south for about 15 min, the spot is by restaurant El Caracol.

English (Translate this text in English): From Acapulco City head to Boulevard de las Naciones(towards the airport) then connect to carretera to Barra Vieja (Rd.) Drive for about 2 miles you will get to Bonfil beach area, from Bonfil keep driving south for about 15 min, the spot is by restaurant El Caracol.

English (Translate this text in English): From Acapulco City head to Boulevard de las Naciones(towards the airport) then connect to carretera to Barra Vieja (Rd.) Drive for about 2 miles you will get to Bonfil beach area, from Bonfil keep driving south for about 15 min, the spot is by restaurant El Caracol.

English (Translate this text in English): From Acapulco City head to Boulevard de las Naciones(towards the airport) then connect to carretera to Barra Vieja (Rd.) Drive for about 2 miles you will get to Bonfil beach area, from Bonfil keep driving south for about 15 min, the spot is by restaurant El Caracol.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Barra Vieja beachbreak

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest, South

Good wind directionEast, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionMid tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

nov.-march. rippable for small wave riders.
april.- oct. good for med. size wave chargers.
take your everyday board plus a semigun is needed, a 6`8 or 7`0 for the biggest days. Parking is easy there is lots of restaurants where you can park.

English (Translate this text in English): nov.-march. rippable for small wave riders.<br />april.- oct. good for med. size wave chargers.<br />take your everyday board plus a semigun is needed, a 6`8 or 7`0 for the biggest days. Parking is easy there is lots of restaurants where you can park.

English (Translate this text in English): nov.-march. rippable for small wave riders.&lt;br &#47;&gt;april.- oct. good for med. size wave chargers.&lt;br &#47;&gt;take your everyday board plus a semigun is needed, a 6`8 or 7`0 for the biggest days. Parking is easy there is lots of restaurants where you can park.

English (Translate this text in English): nov.-march. rippable for small wave riders.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;april.- oct. good for med. size wave chargers.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;take your everyday board plus a semigun is needed, a 6`8 or 7`0 for the biggest days. Parking is easy there is lots of restaurants where you can park.

Atmosphere

Very relaxed, surf in the morning, get something to eat, rest, surf again and then hang out with the local surfers (mostly kids).

English (Translate this text in English): Very relaxed, surf in the morning, get something to eat, rest, surf again and then hang out with the local surfers (mostly kids).

English (Translate this text in English): Very relaxed, surf in the morning, get something to eat, rest, surf again and then hang out with the local surfers (mostly kids).

English (Translate this text in English): Very relaxed, surf in the morning, get something to eat, rest, surf again and then hang out with the local surfers (mostly kids).

General

It is very powerful, demanding and will put you in the best physical shape you have ever been without going to the gym.

English (Translate this text in English): It is very powerful, demanding and will put you in the best physical shape you have ever been without going to the gym.

English (Translate this text in English): It is very powerful, demanding and will put you in the best physical shape you have ever been without going to the gym.

English (Translate this text in English): It is very powerful, demanding and will put you in the best physical shape you have ever been without going to the gym.

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By anonymous , 25-08-2005

Punta Maldonaldo - Aloha! could anyone give me some info about punta maldonaldo. I never been there and I know it's on the highway in guerrero on the way south towards pinotepa. Has anyone surfed this place before? What's it like? Is it worth the travel? I would like to know! Thanks!

By antonio diaz--- piquant9@att.net.mx , 21-07-2005

photos - as the sender of this info, i forgot to let you know i soon will have photos of barra vieja beachbreak.also, i`d like to add the info of: legendary surf spot of Copacabana beachbreak in Acapulco Guerrero.i will also send you excellent shots of bonfil Beachbreak.THANKS FOR ACCEPTING OUR INFO -- THE SURFERS OF ACAPULCO THANK YOU.

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